Friday, 25 October 2013

Autumn Make-Up Look

In autumn, we ditch the pastel/brights that we wore to death in summer and go for much darker tones. This is the same with make-up, we tend to wear less in the summer to avoid it melting down our face. But now we can dare to wear a little more and just hope it doesn't rain! With this in mind, I created a quick, more everyday face look that I predict I will be recreated many times over the next couple of months.

First of all is, of cause, concealer. I would be lost without Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer as, as every blogger on the planet will tell you, it is the best. I put this under the eyes and over any spots and blemishes. 

Next up is eyes. Here I used the new Bourjois Intense Smoky eyeshadow and liner set in Rose Twiste (61). I really like these as they come with two eyeshadows which really compliment each other and easily create a really nice eyeshadow effect. I've not quite got the hang of the liner yet so I haven't used it in this look. I've covered the eyelid with the lighter shade and blended the darker shade into the crease. Using Soap & Glory's Super Cat liquid eyeliner pen, I added a winged line. The flicks at the corner of the eyes is probably the most daring I ever go with make-up as its so hard to get right. If you can get the perfect winged eyeliner every time, I am jealous. Add some if Rimmel's Retro Glam mascara, a slight obsession of mine at the moment and the eyes are completed.

Finally, what make-up look is complete without lipstick? My favourite lip colour is red and this look is no exception. I wanted a darker red for autumn/winter time and Rimmel's Lasting Finish by Kate 107 is the perfect shade. It finishes off the look perfectly.

So there you go, my autumn make-up look. (I did say it was a quick one!) what are you favourite make-up products for autumn/winter time? Let me know in the comments below.

Tasmin x

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo

When it comes to eye-shadow  I tend to keep it natural and usually stick to powers. However, I was feeling brave and, after hearing so many positive reviews about them, I treated myself to Maybelline's Color Tattoo cream eye-shadow. I've never been too keen on cream shadows before so I was curious on what all the fuss was about.

These are simply divine  Maybelline's 24 Hour Color Tattoo is the much hyped about dupes of Mac Paint Pots. The shadows are highly pigmented and the shimmer they have is simply beautiful. It's light weight and last all day, what more could you want from an eye-shadow?

Maybelline claim their Color Tattoo's, which are gel-cream eye-shadows  are long wear (24 hours!), anti-fade with intense colour. All statements I agree with, which really is rare. Most companies falsely boast about how great their products staying power is, but I really can't fault this. Although I've not worn the eye-shadow for a full 24 hours, it genuinely stays all day. Something that Maybelline doesn't mention is the fact that it's waterproof, which is something I have literally just discovered. (I tried to wash off the swatch I did on my hand but it seriously won't budge. I'll have to get the make-up remover on that once I've finished typing!)

Pink Gold eye look: Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair (1)
Eye Liner- Soap & Glory Super Cat
Eye Shadow- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold
Mascara- Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam
The collection has 12 shades in total. Some if which are rather garish and not something that I'd personally choose to wear. However, Maybelline balance these shades out with some very wearable shades. The one I own is called Pink Gold which is a gorgeous subtle pink. I think that this shade in particular is very versatile as you can apply a thin layer for an understated everyday look. Or, you can layer it up for a more bolder eye look. I also like blending a dark mauve eye-shadow  into the eye crease with this shadow as the two colours work really well together. I also really like shades On And On Bronze and Permanent Taupe as these are both very wearable colours.

And at the fairly reasonable price of £4.99, who could resist. I am truly converted to cream shadows and will be repurchasing this again. I could not recommend this more, especial this shade, Pink Gold. It is just beautiful.

Tasmin x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Too Much Information Tag

Prize for the most irrelevant image goes to...
I am a sucker for a tag, so when I came across this one on Chloe's blog, RealityLeavesLotsToImagination, I just couldn't leave it. It's a long one so here we go!

1. What are you wearing?
Disco pants, baggy t-shirt, a massive knit cardigan and slipper: keeping it casual.
2. Ever been in love?
No, I haven't.
3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
4. How tall are you? 
About 5ft 3. I know, tiny.
5. How much do you weigh?
I never weigh myself as whenever I do I get really self conscious and it's really not worth it. It's the days you spend happy you should be counting, not pounds.
6. Any tattoos?
I don't have any tattoos but I've always thought they are super cool.
7. Any piercings?
I have ears pierced, but that's enough for me!
8. OTP?
I don't really have an otp. I don't think it's fair to pressure people into a relationship, if its meant to be, it'll happen. Saying that, Troyler. I love those guys.
9. Favourite Show?
Gosh, there's so many to choose from. Recently, it's been Bad Education. So funny, Jack Whitehall is literally the best. I also love New Girl, well pretty much ever American sitcom.
10. Favourite Bands?
Again, this is hard as there are so many I love. Probably Busted, ten years and I still don't have their CD. The shame. I do love bands like Bastille and Kodaline too.
11. Something you miss?
The summer. Long days doing nothing all day, it seems like a beautiful dream right now.
12. Favourite song?
I seriously can't choose. Far too many that I love. It's an impossible decision.
13. How old are you?
14. Zodiac Sign?
15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Good sense of humour, I love a good laugh.
16. Favourite quote?
'A day without laughter is a day wasted'- Charlie Chaplin
17. Favourite Actor?
Douglas Booth. He's Romeo in the new remake of Romeo and Juliet.
18. Favourite colour?
19. Loud music or soft?
I like a bit of both. It kind of depends on my mood. Right now, a soft acoustic track sounds good and relaxing before bed.
20. Where do you go when you're sad?
To bed. Sleep it off, it'll be better in the morning.
21. How long does it take you to shower?
I know this sounds bad but 45 minutes to an hour. I'm terrible, I like to think it the shower. And sing. Love a good old sing in the shower.
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I only have about half an hour to get ready in the morning and, without fail, I looked like a mess every morning.
23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No. I'd probably be the worst in a fight. I have no muscles.
24. Turn on?
Good dress sense
25. Turn off?
26. The reason I joined Youtube (or in this case blogging?)
I find that I don't really get listened to when I talk so I wanted to be able to share my views and opinions with people who actually wanted to listen. Here, I can write down all my thoughts and start conversations in the comments about things that interest me and the person I'm talking to and I really love it.
27. Fears?
Haha, how long you got? I have a fear if most things, from dogs to fire. I've been thinking about creating a series about me attempting to get over as many of these fears as possible but I'm still not sure.
28. Last thing that made you cry?
I don't think it's technically crying, but my this week my hair has been really getting into my eyes and making them water. Seriously, tears running down my face, it's so embarrassing. Really need a hair cut.
29. Last time you said you loved someone?
Wow, genuinely have no idea. How bad is that?!
30. Meaning behind your youtube (blogger) name?
There's not really any meaning behind it. RazMaTaz was a nickname I had for a short while in year 8 I think. My name is Tasmin and I tap dance so it was kind of fitting really. My blogger name used to be 96RazMaTaz as that was the year I was born in and all my social media had the same name. But, I decided I didn't really like numbers in a we'd address so added -Girl to the end instead.
31. Last book you read?
A revision guide for my GCSE's. so glad they're over.
32. The book you're currently reading?
I don't really read. I find it hard to get into a book or find one I like so I've just given up with books.
33. Last show you watched?
Celebrity Juice. Oosh!
34. Last person you talked to?
My Mum. Aww
35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My Mum, again. I do have friends, honest!
36. Favourite food?
Chocolate. I'm a little bit of a chocoholic.
37. Place you want to visit?
New York. Such a beautiful city.
38. Last place you were?
My house. I don't really get out much on the weekends as I have far too much homework to catch up on.
39. Do you have a crush?
A celebrity crush? Yes! Who? Secrets.
40. Last time you kissed someone?
Again, I have terrible memory.
41. Last time you were insulted?
I get insulted all the time by everyone but it's always meant as a joke, I hope. 
42. Favourite flavour of sweet?
Lime. Particularly lime starburst. Yum.
43. What instruments do you play?
I used to be able to play the recorder (like every cool kid!) and a little bit of the keyboard. I wasn't really that god at either.
44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
I love my silver necklace that is personalised with my name on it. It's just unique and personal to me.
45. Last sport you played?
I haven't played a sport since high school and then we rarely did any sports, more walking and kettle bells. I dance, is that a sport? I don't think so but same difference I suppose.
46. Last song you sang?
Just let me check my iPod. I always listen to my iPod when doing homework which usually ends up being a little singing session. The last song that I sang fully was Obviously by McFly, one of my favourites.
47. Favourite chat up line?
Chat up lines? I don't really have any favourite but I think they are funny in a bad way.
48. Have you ever used it?
People actually use chat up lines! Do they even work? I don't but I don't think anyone does in a serious way, do they?
49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
With a group of friends at school in my free lesson as I don't have a social life! Boo!
50. Who should answer these questions next?
I know Sinead from Dreaming Again loves a good tag, so Sinead.

I hope you enjoy tags as I realise I do quite a few. Sorry if you're not their biggest fan. I'll try and get a review done for next week.

Tasmin x

Friday, 4 October 2013

What's in my Bag? (School Edition)

I've seen this kind of post floating around for ages but I barely keep anything in my bags. Then I realised that, although its probably not the greatest idea for a post, I could use my school bag. So, here we go. But firstly, I want to apologise for the lack of #ootdfridays posts, I just no longer have the time to do this every week. I will try to do another soon, but I cannot promise when that will be. Sorry, I'm not even sure if anyone really liked them but if you did, it'll be back soon.

My school bag is a shoulder bag from New Look. It's a little on the small side and I can't fit any of my books or folders in it (fail) but it's not bulky and is easy to carry around which I think is essential in a bag. I brought the black version as it will suit any outfit I put it with as I no longer have to wear a uniform (yay). So, with out further ado (always wanted to say that, sounds so weird though) here is what is in my school bag:

I'm going to start with the typically school stuff. My pencil case is by Animal. I think it was about £5 from WH Smith. What caught my eye with this is the blue floral pattern on the back which I think looks pretty. It's a three section pencil case which, for me, is a necessity. I don't know how people cope with just one pocket pencil cases as I like to organise my equipment into sections so I can find them easily. I have pretty basic stationary like Bic biros, a glittery ruler, Mr Men pencil (it's really old, don't ask) and a sharpie as well as some maths tools (I'll stop there before I sound like the worlds biggest nerd!) Also, for any artists out there, I have Staedtler's erasable colouring pencils which I find so useful for art as I tend to make mistakes a lot. The rubber really works and any colour outside the lines is gone. Truly a life saver (seriously, Tas, stop.) Other more school stuff include my planner and calculater (I promise I'll stop being boring with school stuff now).

I don't know if this is really strange, but I bring a different purse with me to school rather than my normal one. I don't like bringing all my money with me so put a few pounds in here to stop me from over spending at the canteen. I was given this by a friend about 6 years ago. She had lost her one so brought another, then found her original so gave it to me because she knew I really liked it.

I also carry the usual sorts of things like my phone, keys which have the cutest little gummy bear key ring on them (the bear lights up!) and my IPod. I get the bus to school so my IPod is essential for the journey, although I do forget I have it most days.

Now, for the bit you're probably most interested in, my make-up bag. I never used to bring a whole bag with me, but I read a post about someone creating this 'handbag emergency kit' and I thought it was such a great idea that I need one too. So, it's more of that rather than a make-up bag, sorry to disappoint. This bag is by L'Oreal and I like it for its unusual square shape, I think that's really quirky and it's purple, my favourite colour. Right, I'm aware this post is getting ridiculously long long so I will be brief. Here's the list of things in my make-up bag:

Hairbrush- A soft brush by Kent. Ideal for thin hair or when you curled it to spread the curls and make it more natural.
Compact Mirror- I'm not a huge fan of this one but it's colourful, fun and practical.
Hand Gel- the smell of this one is too strong for me but it does the job.
Vaseline- I must for dry lips in the winter. This one is tinted and gives a subtle pinky colour to your lips and I just love it. Smells pretty too and lasts for what seems like forever.
Hand Lotion- there's nothing worse than dry, sore hands and tends to happen most in the winter. I love the musky vanilla scent of this Fearne Cotton one for Boots. If you get really bad dry skin, I would recommend you find a stronger one but this one really works for me.
Tissues- yes, it's the season of colds. Boo! I personally hate blowing my nose but always keep a packet of Kleenex on me just in case. In boots last year, they had variety packs of these with cute patterns for only 70p so it's worth having a look to see if any are in stock.
Deodorant- must have if you have gym class/ PE. I use this one by Sure as I wear a lot of black clothing and it is anti-white marks.
Hair Grips- don't be that friend who always asks for hair slides, bring your own. Bring hair bands too.
Maybelline Baby Lips- in love with product, I wear it everyday. I've done a full review here if you want to know more.
Plasters- I get blisters a lot so these are life savers.
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 08- the best everyday lipstick I own. If you want to know more in detail, do read my full review here.
Perfume Sample- this is one of many tips that watching Zoella's YouTube videos has taught me. It is so much easier than having to carry a full perfume bottle around and it's free, you pay nothing! This one is Love Struck Floral Rush by Vera Wang which is a lovely summery scent.
Collection Concealer- just about every beauty blogger has this in their collection. They are just so good and have great coverage, plus they are quite cheap. I have the two lighter shades though I only wear the lightest. I have no idea why I carry the other around with me all the time but hey, I'm crazy.

I hope you enjoyed this post, it's a bit different from what I've done before but I hope that something in there has helped you out maybe. Thanks for reading! 

Tasmin X